HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines today announced the appointment of Peter Clark as system chief pilot. Clark is responsible for the selection, training, management and supervision of all Hawaiian Airlines pilots, as well as consulting and coordinating with fleet captains on all technical, procedural and operational matters.

“Peter brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the system chief pilot position, including line flying, instructing, and strategic management,” said Ken Rewick, vice president, flight operations at Hawaiian Airlines. “These attributes will enable Peter to assume his new role quickly and effectively.”

Clark joined Hawaiian Airlines in 2009 as a B767 first officer before being promoted to senior flight operations duty officer, where he addressed pilot concerns and managed special projects for the Flight Division, among other duties.

Clark, who began flying at age 16, has led a storied career in Hawaiʻi aviation. After graduating from Kailua High School, he flight instructed at Cessna Pilot Center and Hawaiʻi Air Academy while attending the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. He began his early profession with Air Molokai, OK Air and Royal Hawaiian Air Service, before being hired at Aloha Airlines in 1978, where he served in a number of capacities including B737 first officer, captain, check airman, chief pilot and vice president – flight operations. Clark remained the vice president of flight operations when Aloha Airlines transitioned into Aloha Air Cargo in 2008.

Clark has acquired nearly 18,000 hours of flying time and currently flies Hawaiian’s A330 aircraft.

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Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 11 years (2004-2014) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 86th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

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